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African-Americans with a certain gene variant have nearly double the risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease than those without it, a new study out Tuesday found.
 
A U.S. study out Friday sought to dispel the fears of about one third of American parents that giving a series of vaccines to children may be linked to autism.
 
Five major psychiatric disorders share a common problem in several faulty genes, according to the biggest study of its kind published on Thursday.
 
Seventy percent of people mistake signs of dementia as symptoms of the normal aging process, according to Taiwan Alzheimer's Disease Association (TADA).
 
Using weak electrical currents passed into the brain through a headband may help relieve depression symptoms for some patients when combined with an antidepressant, according to a U.S. and Brazilian study.
 
The U.S. mental health system has huge gaps that prevent many children with psychological problems from receiving effective treatment that could prevent tragic consequences later in life, experts told U.S. lawmakers on Thursday.
 
The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.
 
Researchers have chosen an experimental drug by Eli Lilly & Co. for a large federally funded study testing whether it's possible to prevent Alzheimer's disease in older people at high risk of developing it.
 
Taiwan currently has roughly 190,000 people diagnosed with Alzheimer's, according to a report by the Consumers Foundation (CF), while the number continues to grow at a fast pace.
 
Australia's Okan Kaya likes "Call of Duty: Black Ops II." In November he played the blockbuster video game for a world-record 122 hours.
 
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